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Criminal Activity During Florida Hurricanes

In the last five years, Florida residents have experienced severe hurricane seasons. Nearly every summer, Florida residents worry about evacuations and making their homes hurricane proof. In addition to worrying about physical safety, Florida residents also worry about hurricane looting and theft. While Hurricane Dorian descended on the eastern United States, the police were out in large numbers in...

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Understanding Expungements and Sealed Records

When we are young, we tend to be wild and free. Most youth do not question nor consider the impact of that their actions presently will have on their future. However, youthful bliss and its carefree nature can leave you with life altering consequences. For instance when you are arrested and/or charged with a crime you will have a...

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A 15-Block Crime Scene Started as a Robbery

A robbery, shooting, and a few car crashes recently resulted in a 15-block crime scene in North Miami-Dade. The commotion happened at a trailer park near Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 136th Street. The shooting was retaliation for a robbery that happened a few days earlier, when a 14-year-old girl was robbed of her gold chain. Local residents reported that the same...

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Understanding Florida’s Shoplifting Laws

Many people believe that shoplifting is a minor inconsequential crime that is not taken very seriously by the justice system. However, shoplifting is a form of theft; and depending on the amount stolen, those convicted of shoplifting face significant consequences. While the consequences for shoplifting may seem minor compared to more serious crimes, the consequences of a shoplifting charge/conviction...

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Orlando’s Puppy Thief

A woman was recently arrested for stealing a puppy in Orlando. The puppy was a $1,295 Yorkie that was up for sale at an Orlando pet store. The surveillance video from the store depicts the woman taking the puppy from a cage. After the woman saw the surveillance video on television she returned the puppy by placing it in...

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Shoplifting and Theft Crimes in Florida

Shoplifting and retail fraud is a $44 billion industry, according to a recent report between the University of Florida and the National Retail Federation. Shoplifting offenses range from stealing a candy bar to stealing expensive jewelry, or even a pet, as this Florida woman learned the hard way. Retail fraud can involve price switching (changing price tags to ring...

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The Serious Consequences of Identity Theft and Fraud

Gone are the days when our identities were protected so long as we had our wallet and identification on us. Thieves do not even need our state-issued IDs to steal our identity or our plastic to get our credit card numbers in the digital age. Thieves can now collect more than just this information about us—they can take unemployment...

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When Theft Becomes Grand Theft

Being arrested for theft may constitute a bad day, but the day becomes much worse if the charge is for grand theft. Ultimately, the severity of punishment for a felony grand theft is substantially worse than being convicted for petit theft. If you have been charged with grand theft or petit theft, contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys of...

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Theft, Robbery, and Burglary; What is the Difference?

Charges for theft, robbery, and burglary all involve the taking of another’s property, though the charges vary by how and where the activity took place. Being convicted of any of the above can bring serious penalties and long-term consequences, such as the possibility of future employment. If you have been charged with theft, robbery, or burglary, the experienced criminal...

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